Exploring the Intersections between Art and Science Workshop with donna davis
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time
Mulga Lands Art Gallery
94 Alfred Street
Join donna davis (Winner
Join donna davis (Winner of Digital Art Award, Queensland Regional Art Awards 2020) to explore new ways to create works that interpret the natural world and ecological data using a range of physical and digital media and tools. Challenge your perception of the natural world and how this can be reflected through art.
This workshop will explore:
– How to use photography (mobile phones) to explore hidden wonders in the ecosystem
– Developing observation and documenting skills
– Using scientific data to inspire the creative process
– Drawing and print-based visual arts skills
Donna Davis is a multi-discipline artist intrigued with the idea of connection; her work explores intersections between art and science with a particular focus on natural and social ecosystems. Often collaborating with ecologists, botanists and mycologists, Donna explores new ways to creatively interpret ecological data; working across sculpture, assemblage, installation and digital media to create works that consider imagined futures and provide sites of environmental observation. By providing new ways of‘seeing’, Donna aims to challenge ecological discourse and promote environmental conservation. Donna has undertaken a number of residencies with organisations such as the Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Tanks Art Centre and the Department of Environment and Science (DES). She is currently artist-in-residence with both Australian Tropical Herbarium on the ‘Tropical Mountain Plant Science Project’ and on the ‘Wood, Termite, Fungi Project’ led by George Washington University, USA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (ART) from Curtin University and has works held in both public and private collections. She has exhibited widely in both solo and selected group exhibitions; and had her work feature in state and national touring exhibitions.
This workshop supported by Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) and Murweh Regional Council.